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Eros/Thanatos
2004-2005

Short Stories

Edge
a short story by Ronder Thomas Young

Tenancingo
short fiction by Bart Yavorosky

The Day Room
 flash fiction by Beverly Jackson

101: A Romance
short fiction by Miriam Fried

Poetry
Short stories and poetry

Poetics
by Sarah Miller

Poetics
by Steve Lester

Poetics
by Anna Evans

Poetics
by David Francis

Essay
Short stories and poetry

Bob Dylan’s Secret
an essay by Steve Nelson

Summer/ Autumn 2005

Short Stories

The Saint and Sapphira
fiction by Vanessa Gebbie

Raven and Coyote
fiction by E.S. Putnam

The Holy Whore
fiction by L.A. Mistral

The Darkening
fiction by Beth Hahn

Poetry
Short stories and poetry

Poetics
by Diane Tucker

Poetics
by Renata Treitel

Poetics
Leslie Whatley

Poetics
by Alison Daniel

Essay
Short stories and poetry

A Bee is a Predicate with Wings
an essay by John Olson

Summer/Fall 2004

Short Stories

Bonsai
short fiction by
Alexandra Fox

The Grotto
short fiction by A.W. Hill

Dot
a short story by Nathan Radke

Our Lesbians
short fiction by Patti See

Poetry
Short stories and poetry

Poetics
by Madeline Artenberg

The Windstorm
a poem by Jack Granath

Poetics
by Ward Kelley

Poetics
by Michael McAvan

Essay
Short stories and poetry

Stephen Crane: The Black Badge of Unbelief
an essay by Gary Sloan

Best of ALR Fiction 1999-2004 
(Spring 2004)  

Short Stories

Scraping Craters
by Nancy Callahan

Odour of Fate
by Muthoni Garland

Gnosis Kardia
by Elizabethe Kelley

Extreme Cruelty
by Norman Lock

The Red Cottage
by Dan Pope

Summary Execution
by Davis Schneiderman and Henri d’Mescan

Local Malady
by John Tisdale

The Hole Between Them
by Gerard Varni

Winter 2004
Short stories and poetry

Short Stories

Cat’s-Eye For Orpheus
by S.E. Rindell

What He Came For
by Danella Carter

Sekret Suicide
by Adrian Gargett

Sashimi Cashmere
by Carolyn Forde
 

Poetry

Poetics
by Karyna McGlynn

Poetics
by Marnie Bullock Dresser

Poetics
by Rhoda Janzen

Poetics
by Jennifer Thompson

 

Essay

John Donne: Bulimic Bore?
by Veronica Chater

Eros/Thanatos 2003
Short stories and poetry

Short Stories

Last Time in Paris
by Tua Laine

Adult Horoscopes
by Frank Morris

E&T Prizewinner:
The Denouement
by Frank Pulaski

Metro-3
by Paul Rowland

Poetry

Poetics
Arlene Ang

Eros and Thanatos Poetry
Jeff Crandall, Dennis Mahagin, and Sue William Silverman

Poetics
Meredith Davies Hadaway

The Dead
Michael Martin

Essay

No essay this issue.

Summer 2003
Short stories and poetry

Short Stories

Summary Execution
Davis Schneiderman
and Henri d’Mescan

Inscription
M. Allen Cunningham

Faux Snow Rabbit and Black
Mountain Orphan

Cheryl Klein

Browned
Lee Minh McGuire

Poetry

Poetics
Sebastian Levy

Poetics
Robert P. Beveridge

Poetics
Duane Locke

Poetics
Oswald LeWinter
  

Essay

Shelley: Angelic Atheist
by Gary Sloan

Spring 2003
Short stories and poetry

Short Stories

Nomen Catcher
Charlie Anders

Moving On
David Erlewine

The Battle,
and the Cais do Sodré

Ken Meyers

Local Malady
John Tisdale
 

Poetry

Poetics
K.R. Copeland, Gary Cozine, and Christine Hamm

Poetics
William Doreski

Poetics
kris t kahn

Poetics
Ryan Masters

Essay

Robert Frost: Old Testament Christian or Atheist?
by Gary Sloan

Winter 2003
Short stories and poetry

Short Stories

Love and Lust
Janis Freegard

2003 Absinthe
Editors’ Prizewinner:

Odour of Fate
Muthoni Garland

Hard of Reading
John Gray

Gnosis Kardia
Elizabethe Kelley

Poetry

Poetics
Todd Christopher Cincala

Poetics
Barbara Fletcher

Poetics
Martin Rutley

Poetics
Matt Schumacher

 

 

Essay

The Rubáiyát of
Edward FitzOmar

Gary Sloan

Eros/Thanatos 2002
Short stories and poetry

Short Stories

At Night
Andrea M. Bussell

What You Learn
Jameson Currier

A Prodigy Swoons
Jason DeBoer

Mouthing the Words
M.O. Walsh

 

Poetry

E&T Prizewinner:
Poetics
Arlene Ang

Poetics
SuzAnne Cole, Autumn Collins, Anne Marie Fowler, and Ginny Wray

Poetics
Richard Fein and
Kimberly Simms

Poetics
Jennifer Thompson

Essay

A Letter from Prison
Donatien Alphonse François, The Marquis de Sade

Summer 2002
Short stories and poetry

Short Stories

In that place on the corner of First and Main
Karen Ashburner

Billie and Vincent
Candi Chu

Why I Married My Wife
by Robert Levin

Periwinkles
Bruce Holland Rogers

Poetry

Poetics
Graeme Bes-Green

Poetics
Richard Fein

Poetics
Ariana-Sophia M. Kartsonis

Poetics
James R. Whitley
 

Essay

Lord Byron:
The Demons of Calvinism

Gary Sloan

Spring 2002
Short stories and poetry

Short Stories

Far Enough South
Al Billings

The Network
C.J. Hopkins

F.P.S.
Jarret Keene

Reviewing the Execution
Tobias Seamon
 

Poetry

Poetics
Amy Templeton Buckley
and Zoe Brigley

Poetics
Maria Cuervo

Poetics
David Ritchie

Poetics
Shari Diane Willadson

Essay

Moby Dick: Baptized in the Name of the Devil
Gary Sloan

 

Winter 2002
Short stories and poetry

Hardware crash.
No issue published.

Eros/Thanatos 2001
Short stories and poetry

Short Stories

The Spirit of His Will
Avital Gad-Cykman

Nocturnal Anomalies
George Ochoa

E&T Prizewinner:
The Blindfold
Donna George Storey

When Only a Moment Before Humping Savagely the Groundskeeper’s Teenage Daughter, the Quartermaster Pauses Mid-Stroke as the Premier of an Air by Henry Purcell Drifts From His Lord’s Dining Hall
Richard K. Weems

Poetry

Poetics
Shane Allison

Poetics
Sean David Ross

Poetics
Virgil Suarez

Death Poetics
Eman Quotah, Jude Roy, Kimberly Townsend Palmer and Bob Thurber

Essay

Blood, Fuck, God: The Prodigal Crimes of Gilles de Rais
Jason DeBoer

Summer 2001
Short stories and poetry

Short Stories

A Man of Shapes
Jai Clare

Tarot: A Passive
Aggressive Handbook

Alan Clinton

The Red Cottage
Dan Pope

Braille of Narcissus
Michelle Rosetta
 

 

 

 

Poetry

Poetics
Amy Burr

Poetics
Alison Daniel

Poetics
Adrianne Marcus

Poetics
Michael Standaert

 

Essay

Emily Dickinson:
Pagan Sphinx

Gary Sloan

Spring 2001
Short stories and poetry

Short Stories

Honorable Discharge
David DeKrey

Feminist Theory:
An Introduction

Erik Johnson

A Public Square
Jon Thorpe

Cupboards
Barbara Montgomery

Poetry

Poetics
Katy Darby and Tom Fugalli

Poetics
Shunit Mor-Barak

Poetics
Ryan Scamehorn

Poetics
Doug Tanoury

Essay

Laure: The “True Whore”
As Muse

Jason DeBoer

Winter 2001
Short stories and poetry

Short Stories

Aura
Liam Durcan

The Date
Anita Dalton

The Dog-Faced Boy
Eric Bosse

Scraping Craters
Nancy Callahan
 

Poetry

Poetics
Nils Clausson

 Poetics
Chris Haberman

Poetics
Sarah Goodwin

Poetics
C. E. Laine and James Reidel

Essay

Edgar Saltus: Forgotten
Genius of American Letters?

Jason DeBoer

Autumn 2000
Short stories and poetry

Short Stories

My Ellipsis
Carol Bergman

The Pursuit of Culture:
Pitfalls and Epiphanies

Robert Lewis

Airships
David Maizenberg

The Engineer Heartfield
Christopher Orlet

Poetry

Poetics
Ramon Arjona

Poetics
Robert James Berry

Poetics
Tony Grist

Poetics
Andrew MacArthur
 

Essay

Sublime Hatred:
Nietzsche’s Anti-Christianity

Jason DeBoer

Summer 2000
Short stories and poetry

Short Stories

The Astronomer’s Pig
Rosanne Dingli

Extreme Cruelty
Norman Lock

What Would Wernher Do?
Daniel Schenker

The Hole Between Them
Gerard Varni
 

Poetry

Poetics
Richard Denner

Poetics
Joy Hewitt Mann

Poetics
Jennifer Poteet

Poetics
Hugo DeSarro, Christopher Swan, and John Melvin

Essay

Fierce Language:
Eschatology and Orgasm

Jason DeBoer

Spring 2000
Short stories and poetry

Short Stories

Emerica: A Nation of Self-Reliance
Tom Waltz

Sweet Fanny Adams
Andrew Gallix

The City Alchemist
David Payne

The Sum of My Existence
Drew Mayer

Poetry

Poetics
Lawrence Mallory

Poetics
James Lineberger

Poetics
Joy Yourcenar

Poetics
David Gardiner
 

Essay

Fierce Language:
The Fatal “Theory-Fiction”
of Jean Baudrillard

Jason DeBoer

Winter 2000
Short stories and poetry

Short Stories

The Rabbi’s Sermon
Larry Centor

I Hold the Stick
Jeff Strand

Sometimes a Dream
Oren Shafir

Complications
Doug Hatt
 

Poetry

Poetics
Richard Fein

Poetics
Ace Boggess

Poetics
Richard Stone

3 x 3:
C.E. Chaffin, Thomas Dobe, and Maryann Hazen

Essay

Fierce Language:
Masochism and Regicide

Jason DeBoer

Autumn 1999
Short stories and poetry

Short Stories

The Biryani Boy
Vanessa Dodge

That Gladrag Razzmatazz
Bob Arter

Conditions
Chara Curtis

Javaphobia
Anthony Neil Smith

Poetry

Poetics
Suzanne Burns

Poetics
George Samson

Poetics
Shann Palmer

Reminiscing Detroit
Francis Till

Essay

Fierce Language:
Bataille Versus Theory

Jason DeBoer

Summer 1999
Short stories and poetry

Short Stories

A Subway Triptych
Mare Freed

The Syntax of Things
John Michael

Little Lost Man
Marlene Leach

Water
Kevin Dolgin

Poetry

Poetics
J. Kevin Wolfe

Poetics
Janet Buck

Poetics
Holly Day

After Deliverance
Tomi Danaher

Essay

Fierce Language:
Introduction

Jason DeBoer

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